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Archeology and gastronomy in the north of Spain: Sierra de la Demanda Greenway

Trip organized by Isabel's agency
  • A trip lasting 4 days

  • Customized guided trip (private for you)

  • Trekking trip

    This trip is focused on trekking and/or engaging in physical activities

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The departure dates for this trip have not been set yet. Please request an estimate indicating your preferred month of departure and the agency will contact you as soon as it defines the departure dates, or will suggest alternative dates

Archeology and gastronomy in the north of Spain: Sierra de la Demanda Greenway

The mining railroad of the Sierra de la Demanda was built in the last years of the nineteenth century and barely worked until 1904. Perhaps its railway life was short, but its roads are still traveled nowadays and take us into a large terri-tory, full of nature.
The Greenway of the Sierra de la Demanda runs through the heart of this area, with mountain landscapes and charming villages. Our itinerary will start in the monumental city of Burgos and go back in time visiting the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca, declared a UNESCO cultural heritage site.
We will live great moments in the deposits of Sima del Elefante, Galería and Gran Dolina; and we will enjoy the best of the local gastronomy in the taverns of the city, the final stage of the Camino de Santiago.

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Customized guided trip (private for you)

Spanish Grenways are routes adapted to all biking ans physical levels which can be carried out by bicycle or on foot. We also can adapt the duration and difficulty of the routes to your expectations / needs so that you can enjoy the best experience on our Greenways.

Trekking trip

In this trip, most of the time is dedicated to trekking across the destination.

Detailed itinerary of the trip

Day 1. Burgos
Upon your arrival in Burgos, we will begin our adventure tasting the best of the local gastronomy in one of the traditional restaurants of the city. After a good rest, we will go to the Museum of Evolution, where we will talk about the history and secrets of human evolution. It will serve us as an introduction for our next day's visit to the Atapuerca Archaeological. In the afternoon, our host will guide us through the city's old quarter, getting to know its most representative and historic buildings, including the Cathedral, Plaza Mayor and Puerta de Santa María. We will also visit the most important street in Burgos, a pilgrimage route to Santiago. We will have din-ner at a traditional food restaurant. Accommodation.


Day 2. First part: Arlazón - Pineda de la Sierra (24km aprox.)
We will head to the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca, a few kilometers from Burgos, a place declared as cultural heritage by the UNESCO thanks to its archaeo-paleontological remains. In there, we will visit the deposits of the Sima del Elefante, the Gallery and the Gran Dolina. After the visit, we will continue to the Arlazón Station to begin our journey through the Greenway of the Sierra de la Demanda, an area full of forests of oaks and pines, and other open spaces in which livestock is the main character.
At km 12, in a place known as Alto de la Resalada, we will see a set of lagoons created by the embalming of water generated by the construction of the railway. We will stop in Urrez to enjoy a good meal before continuing to Pineda de la Sierra, in the heart of the Sierra de la Demanda, where the road meets the Arlanzón River. In this picturesque town, we can see typical mountain houses and the Romanesque church of San Esteban. This will be the end of our first stage on the road.


Day 3. Second part: Pineda de la Sierra - Monterrubio de la Demanda (23km aprox.)
We will start our route to Riocavado de la Sierra, admiring the picturesque landscapes that the Sierra de la Demanda offers us. At km 50, we will find Bezares, where we will make a stop before continuing to Monterrubio de la Demanda, the end of our adventure through the greenway. Rest time before returning by car to Arlazón, where we will eat at a restaurant in the area. In the afternoon, we will visit a traditional cheese-making factory, where we will be able to learn about the artisanal process of "Queso de Burgos" or fresh cheese. Return to Burgos.


Day 4. Burgos
Depending on our return schedule, we will have free time to enjoy the city at our leisure, or if you wish, conti-nue your trip with extensions to the wineries of Logroño or the old town of Bilbao.

Note: the itinerary can be expanded if the traveler wants to.

Most of the accommodation we find in the Greenways are traditional, unique and offer an outstanding customer care.

In this trip you'll have full control over your itinerary: you have a rental car at your disposal, to choose what to see at all times, where to stop...

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Isabel

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The departure dates for this trip have not been set yet. Please request an estimate indicating your preferred month of departure and the agency will contact you as soon as it defines the departure dates, or will suggest alternative dates

  INCLUYE:
  • half-board accomodation (water and wine in meals)
  • programmed activities
  • bicycle rental
  • tickets and visits to monuments.
  • basic travel assistance insurance
  • local taxes.
  NOT INCLUDED:
  • alcoholic beverages
  • tips
  • any non-specified service
  • vehicle transfer to the indicated point of arrival (optional)
  • extensions to Bilbao and Logroño (optional)

  About the price

  • The more friends and family join you on this trip the more you'll enjor the whole experience.
  • Whatever is the size of your group, contact us and we will fit the program to your needs.
  • Single supplement is not included. Please ask us.

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